Saturday, May 12, 2012

More tea???

I've been working on a set of cards for my mom (she wants them to give to volunteers at her teahouse fundraiser) and the quantity keeps changing - first she needed 10, then 12, then 16 would be great. I love making cards so it isn't too difficult but I am getting a little tired of the "tea" theme.

Anyway, here is the final (I hope) set of cards.
For this set I used peel-off stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used gold peel-offs for most of the cards but after photographing them, I actually wish that I'd made more using the black stickers but I made the mistake of leaving them out one evening and the cat decided to "improve" them by chewing on them.

I love the ease of peel-offs although I did a bit more fussy-cutting than I initially intended. If you look at this detailed picture, you'll see that I actually cut out the leaf design and laid it on a different patterned paper for a resulting paper-piece look. I also added some glossy accents and glitter to various sections of the pots and cups.
I used Fancy Pants designs papers that came free in Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine (don't you love freebies that are cute and usable!). The glitter stripes are just cheap ribbon I picked up at Michaels ages ago. For the final touch I printed a sentiment "A cup of thanks" onto patterned paper and then die cut the little teabag label shapes using Die-namics "Always Time for Tea" die cuts. I attached them to the teapot or cups using bakers twine.

Mom arrives in 2 weeks to pick up her cards so here's hoping her volunteer numbers don't expand yet again! Thanks for visiting my blog!



  1. Your teacups are simply adorable and I am sure the ladies will enjoy them. I found it funny about your cat improving your stickers; I've had that happen to me as well only the culprit was a yapping little YorkiePoo. Thanks for joining us over at Mema's Crafts with our Bingo Challenge.

  2. Hi Shelley your mum will love these cards especially when they've been made by hand. I do love all these teapots and such pretty colours and I love the cup embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week on Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  3. These are beautiful and I'm sure the recipients adore them, as does your mom! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  4. What a wonderful set of card! I'm taking a class at my local stamp store using peel-offs. Can't wait, should be fun. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  5. Hello Shelley, Your teacup cards are wonderful. I love the peel off stick idea. I made a bunch of Christmas cards one year with stickers and I loved how they turned out. My mom will love these. The black and the gold outline are both nice! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
    Judi SSW DT

  6. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  7. What a wonderful set of cards. I love the images. They are adorable. You can get a little tired of making a card over and over again but these are perfect for your friend. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  8. Adorable sweet cards.

  9. What a great set of cards. Sorry to hear the kitty had a go of them. So glad you could join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  10. What a sweet tea pot image!!! Such sweet colors. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@ssw!!!

  11. Oh my goodness these are terrific! I love your cards so much. What a wonderful idea to use the peal off stickers - they just add so much detail to your images. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  12. She may want even more when she what a great job you have done. Love the tea theme and the twine on your tea bags.
    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Patti SSW/DT

  13. This is SO sweet! I love the teal and pink shades and all of the shimmer. I LOVE the peel off stickers! I have never heard of them before!!!

    Thank you for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges!
    Hope to see you at our hop this weekend!!!

    Heather D.

  14. Fantastic cards! Thank you for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week :)

    jo x